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Literally Went Up in Flames

Literally Went Up in Flames

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There’s a headline from the Santa Rosa Press Democrat newspaper in Northern California that reads, “U.S. EPA to oversee toxics cleanup after fires in Sonoma and Napa counties.” It’s a very stoic, informational headline. And before I outline what is about to take place, it might be a good idea  … Read More

Perilous Waters

Perilous Waters

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“Peligro,” the sign reads—danger. Despite this warning, people have filed through gaps in fences and have waited patiently to fill buckets, jugs, and bottles with water from a spigot on an abandoned lot, the Washington Post reports. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, citizens of Puerto Rico are in desperate  … Read More

Here’s to a Speedy Recovery

Here’s to a Speedy Recovery

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I’ve had a quadcopter drone for a couple of years now. I’ve used it exclusively as a hobby to get aerial video of my house and neighborhood, visits to the beach, and even once to get footage of my golf drive. It’s quite pedestrian, especially when I know it can  … Read More

The StormCon 2018 Call for Papers Is Open

The StormCon 2018 Call for Papers Is Open

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StormCon, the conference dedicated exclusively to stormwater, is now accepting abstracts for 2018. The conference will take place in Denver, CO, August 11–16, 2018. The deadline to submit an abstract is Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

We’re seeking presentations in six conference tracks, described below. Based on feedback from those of you  … Read More

Capturing Carbon

Capturing Carbon

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Could power production benefit the environment? A handful of innovative companies are betting on it by pairing technologies that could help the climate recover from the edge of catastrophe.

One of the technologies, called direct-air capture, involves extracting carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air. When paired with an additional injection process  … Read More

The StormCon 2018 Call for Papers Is Open

The StormCon 2018 Call for Papers Is Open

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StormCon, the conference dedicated exclusively to stormwater, is now accepting abstracts for 2018. The conference will take place in Denver, CO, August 11–16, 2018. The deadline to submit an abstract is Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

We’re seeking presentations in six conference tracks, described below. Based on feedback from those of you  … Read More

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Underground Waste Containers

4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Underground Waste Containers

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We have been conditioned to accept that traditional dumpsters are the one and only way to collect waste, especially at high-density sites.

We have accepted that these dumpsters will be in various states of disrepair. We are resigned to paying large amounts for their maintenance and frequent pickups. And we have  … Read More

Water Efficiency—Reader Favorites

Water Efficiency—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Water Efficiency magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.  … Read More

Energy Storage Solutions – Reader Favorites

Energy Storage Solutions – Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs and Reader Favorite articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, email click-through, and most commented articles.  … Read More

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Business Energy magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Business Energy  … Read More

MSW—Reader Favorites

MSW—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.  … Read More

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

Stormwater – Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Stormwater magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, email click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Stormwater content.  … Read More

GX—Reader Favorites

GX—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.  … Read More

Industry Announcements

Industry Announcements

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Read the latest industry news in the field of energy management and controls, efficient lighting and HVAC systems, retrofits and upgrades, onsite power generation (both prime and standby), renewables, and energy storage.  … Read More

Erosion Control—Reader Favorites

Erosion Control—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Erosion Control magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Erosion Control  … Read More

Battery Electric Buses Come of Age

Battery Electric Buses Come of Age

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Geoffrey Moore’s book, Crossing the Chasm, speaks to the moment when disruptive technologies make the leap from early adopter to early majority customers, signaling the maturity of a technology and its acceptance as a mainstream solution. This, I think, is where we stand today in the public transit arena with  … Read More

A Groundwater Glass Half-Full

A Groundwater Glass Half-Full

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Satellite radar measurements provided by interferometric synthetic aperture radar, or InSAR, can detect subtle, millimeter-scale changes in ground elevation as areas gain or lose groundwater. Researchers have recently utilized the technology to quantify the effects of California’s drought. And in an unexpected twist, they also detected shifts due to policy  … Read More

Who Will Rebuild?

Who Will Rebuild?

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In my days as a news reporter, I had to learn how to deal with stories that involved the tragic loss of life. I didn’t ignore or refuse to feel or acknowledge what had happened. Quite the opposite: I chose to embrace my empathy and compassion, which helped me identify  … Read More

“An Awful Lot of Money May Go Someplace Else”

“An Awful Lot of Money May Go Someplace Else”

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The end of September brought a grim reminder to Toledo residents and others living around Lake Erie: more than 700 square miles of the lake’s surface was covered with algae. For many, it brought renewed fears about the drinking water supply. In 2014, Toledo’s water supply was shut off for  … Read More

Advanced Compaction Machines for Intelligent Compaction

Advanced Compaction Machines for Intelligent Compaction

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Temperature mapping provides the operator with a temperature “map” showing the path of the compactor overlaid with the last recorded surface temperature.

The Density Direct system’s calibration screen enables the user to set the project’s target density. Once fully calibrated with data specific to the application, the Volvo Intelligent Compaction with  … Read More

Porous Pavers: Improving Water Quality

Porous Pavers: Improving Water Quality

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Permeable pavement is taking center stage now as erosion control and stormwater green infrastructure projects aim to reduce runoff and improve water quality.

Stopping Nonpoint-Source Pollution
In Columbia, MO, the Public Works Department received a Clean Water Act 319 grant for stormwater improvements to reduce nonpoint-source pollution into the creeks and streams.  … Read More

The Naked and the Dead

The Naked and the Dead

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It’s hard to escape observation by satellites, and tough to argue with the data they present, some of which would be nearly impossible to gather accurately from here on the ground. Using NASA satellite imagery, scientists at the University of Maryland have been tracking the total amount of vegetation—or lack  … Read More

A Silver Lining After the Storm

A Silver Lining After the Storm

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The images of Hurricane Maria’s aftermath in Puerto Rico are shocking—trees stripped of their foliage, splintered buildings, drowned cattle, and the twisted remnants of cars. The destruction is unfathomable.

When the hurricane’s winds and torrential rains hit the US territory on September 20, they not only destroyed buildings and flooded the  … Read More

Optimizing Maintenance Management Software

Optimizing Maintenance Management Software

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Switching from a fragmented mix of spreadsheets and paper-based processes to specialized software to manage construction equipment maintenance and repairs can have a big impact on profitability for heavy civil construction companies. The most effective companies leverage software, sometimes referred to as a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), to hold  … Read More

Microgrid Technology to Improve Energy Security and Sustainablity

Microgrid Technology to Improve Energy Security and Sustainablity

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Nearly 25 years ago, Caterpillar opened a proving ground about 30 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ. The facility consists of large open-air test areas, where Caterpillar conducts field trials of many of its large mining equipment before being brought to market. The proving ground site also includes workshops and an office building.

The Green  … Read More

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

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With traditional sediment control devices like straw wattles and silt fence, a drop-and-go installation style could be disastrous. Proper trenching, staking, and preparation of the BMP-soil interface means the difference between success and failure, which has led many manufacturers of sediment control products to design the next generation of more  … Read More



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